The Department of Home Affairs want to see that a foreigner applying for a business visa has the appropriate company tax registrations in South Africa in place. Tax is a complicated matter at the best of times. It becomes even more so when dealing with regulations of a foreign country.
It is for this reason that Intergate has an in-house international tax lawyer to guide foreigners through company tax registrations. The first step, as in any professional service, is a consultation with the client. This will help determine the kinds of taxes to register for. Following this, our tax lawyer will help with:
- The completion of appropriate registration forms and, where required, compiling of supporting evidence.
- VAT applications.
- PAYE and SITE registrations.
The types of company tax registrations in South Africa for business owners
There are several kinds of South African tax registrations that a foreign national must be aware of. These include but are not limited to:
- Registration with the CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) within 21 days of starting.
- Registrations with the Receiver of Revenue:
- As a provisional tax payer.
- As a VAT vendor, where applicable.
- PAYE (Pay As You Earn) income tax on employees.
- Standard Income Tax on employees.
- Registration with the Cape Metropolitan Council or District Council.
- Registration with the Department of Labour.
Other potential tax registrations can range from registering with the local authority when dealing in fresh produce to applications for import duties or registering as an exporter.
To find out more about company tax registrations in South Africa, contact us
You are welcome to contact us to further discuss business tax registrations. Our consultants in Cape Town are available on +27 (0) 21 424 2460 and our Johannesburg consultants on +27 (0) 11 234 4275. Alternatively, request a free call back for a consultant to contact you instead.
If you haven’t applied for your business visa yet, remember that you have to do that first. The consultant you speak to during your conversation about business tax registrations in South Africa will be able to answer any questions about a business visa too.